(* Chinese is below the English text)

 

Part 2

 

However, the wholesome experience of autumn is definitely not all roses and no thorns.
Life must go on knowing that not every single aspect of autumn is filled with natural
grandeur. For example, it is perfectly normal for you to be blinded by the over-dazzling
glisten of the golden leaves as the autumn sun shines brightly high up in the sky.
If you ever dreamed about eating cute little sandwiches while bathing under the warm
sunlight and feeling that awesome breeze on a slope, be warned that the autumn wind
is no joke. Sometimes the wind is so strong that it’s difficult just to get food
into your mouth without them trying to go with the wind in the process. Look around
you and you shall find gorgeous groups of people in well-designed and tailored coats
running all over the place, trying to catch the small pieces of garbage and plastic
bags which have been blown away by the wind. Upon witnessing this hilarious sight,
do not laugh, please proceed to finding something heavy and put that weight on top
of your own personal belongings and plastic bags, or else I can assure you that you
will be joining those people shortly. Last but not least is that classic romantic
novel scenario, when a piece of falling leaf gently landed on the main characters’
head while the innocent main character remains completely oblivious to his/her
surroundings, giving the supporting character a chance to sweep the main character
off his/her feet by making the gesture of taking the leaf of the head in the most
dreamy way possible. I only have one piece of advice for this case. If falling leaves
really landed on your head, please don’t force yourself to wait until “the one”
appears and pick them off your hair. Hurry up and brush them off yourself and check
if there were any wormy passengers who had just taken the Falling-Leaf Airline on a
trip to your head. That is way more realistic. One last thing, from my personal experience,
although I’ve only been living in Tokyo for a couple of months, so far I’ve been
hit in the face by blown up leaves more times than I am willing to admit.
As I marvel at the wonders of autumn, they are also causing trauma at the same time.
So be safe around nature, okay?

 

To be continued…

 

LL (Student Staff)

 

 

三部曲—<二>

 

不過這世上完美的事太少,不是秋天的所有點滴都代表著華麗與美好。
當太陽光反射在亮眼的黃葉上又不經意地被你毫無防備的雙眼给瞧上時,
自己的眼睛瞬間彷彿瞎了幾秒也是正常的。若是你做著沐浴在陽光下吹著
徐徐微風吃著小巧三明治的夢的話,請記得秋天的風可不是省油的燈,
有時趕時間想坐在外頭吃碗麵都有困難,因為弱不禁風的麵條會隨風飄舞,
且堅決不飄進你嘴裡。周圍的人們也是穿著美麗擋風的大衣滿地追趕著被風兒
吹跑的淘氣小垃圾和塑膠袋,甚是狼狽。而看進眼裡你也千萬別笑,要趕緊壓好
自己的隨身物品和垃圾,不然等一下就換你上場練彎腰小跑步了。當然還有那經典的
言情小說情節,當落葉輕巧地降落在主角的頭上,而天然遲鈍的主角自己渾然不覺
,要等演對手戲的另一方來溫柔拿下葉子拉近兩人距離的橋段。我只能說,
如果真有落葉飄到頭上,請不要硬撐等人幫你拿,快撥掉並確認沒有蟲蟲旅客
搭乘剛才那班落葉航空安全抵達頭部機場,這比較實際。還有還有,
我個人光是過去這幾個月就已經被強風吹起的葉子打到臉了好幾次,在自己
讚嘆自然之美的同時也快要產生內心陰影了,請大家務必多加留意。

 

LL (Student Staff)